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Special Release - 425 Children Die As Gas Explosion Shatters School, 1937/03/20 (1937)

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"New London, Texas tragedy - 425 Children Die As Gas Explosion Shatters School in center of rich East Texas oil field, caused by gas pockets in school basement."

This movie is part of the collection: Universal Newsreels

Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w

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Reviewer: prosfilaes - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - March 20, 2008
Subject: Heavy handed emotionality
When Don Henley, in Dirty Laundry, complained that the "bleach-blonde [...] could tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye", well, this is the alternative. Depressing instrumental music filled with pathos makes the background, and the narrator makes sure to tell us that "the entire nation bows in grief". The visuals are filled with footage of the area, but notably missing are interviews or any voice besides our omnipresent and invisible narrator.

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